Jackson Paine is sprayed with liquid during the team song after winning the round 11 AFL match between the Brisbane Lions and the Carlton Blues at The Gabba on May 31, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Lions delist five players

The Brisbane Lions have delisted five players after another disappointing season.

Hugh Beasley, Billy Evans, Jackson Paine, Josh McGuinness and Josh Watts have all been told they will not be offered new contracts in 2017.

It makes eight list changes for the Lions so far this year, after the retirements of  Daniel Merrett, Trent West and Justin Clarke.

“Of course it is disappointing when any player departs, and each of the guys have given great service to our Club.

“We wish them all the best for their futures,” Football Manager Matthew Francis said.